This year, my wife and I agreed to celebrate our wedding anniversary by going to a day spa in that renowned oasis of relaxation known as Northern New Jersey.

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If owning and running the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market has been Joseph Kuzemka’s full-time job for a while, owning and running the new Out of Step Offbeat Boutique and General Store will now be his other full-time job.

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It’s not a lantern; it emits no light. It’s not even a member of the fly family. Yet, if there were an insect fashion show with a runway, the spotted lanternfly might be the envy of what are called true bugs, because of the fashionable mix of colors, spots and hidden bright red underwings de…

Seven years ago, I revealed in this column the startling presence of mysterious, ghostly visitors in my home. The behavior of those spirits has changed slowly but steadily since that time, and during the recent summer months, their activity rose to unprecedented levels. Sightings are rare, a…

With its French country interior and an exterior designed to make diners feel like they are inside a Claude Monet painting, Rat’s Restaurant (named for a character from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows) is a singular dining experience.

In 2021, it feels fitting to pay tribute to the culture of the 100-year-old decade, and I got to do just that through food, drink, and entertainment when I visited Farns & Rail, a secret upstairs compartment of Old Town Pub (formerly The Farnsworth House) on historic Farnsworth Avenue in…

"Thankfully, he never took his shirt off, as many older guys did on hot days; apparently, even a guy nicknamed 'Smelly' can retain a modicum of decency."